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#1 Trick3x

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:51 PM

Hello, I'm relatively new to these forums but i do not know where to place this thread. so i'll place it here since i have a windows 7. basicly My C: Drive is getting rather full and even though i have uninstalled some files it does not free up space. so I was wondering if defraging my c: drive would be a good idea and how precisely to do it without causing dameage to my pc. I remember that in the past, with a different computer, i used ccleaner thinking it would be easy to use.i ended up royally screwing that computer up damaging the registry. i am determined to not have that happen again as my laptop is my most important item i own....well second to my car. so can someone clearly explain how to properly defrag a computer and maybe how to use ccleaner as a bonus? thanks!

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:22 PM

in the past, with a different computer, i used ccleaner thinking it would be easy to use.i ended up royally screwing that computer up damaging the registry

So, the lesson about playing with registry has been learned :)

Now, defrag will not free any space. It'll make files being more organized (being in whole pieces, instead of being in parts all over hard drive), so the computer can access them faster.
However, in case of Windows 7 (also Vista), defragmenter is running in the background by default, so unless you turned it off, you shouldn't have any need to run it manually.

You may simply need bigger drive.
How big is your hard drive?

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:35 AM

i have 2 main drives that going into my computer shows. My C: drive is 75 gb and my D: is 206 gb. the problem is i dont know how to access the D: drive hence use it

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:27 AM

The D drive could be the recovery drive. Recovery drives allow you to restore the computer to factory conditions. Most computer manufacturers use this instead of giving disks for a reinstall of the operating system.

If your D drive is the recovery drive, you don't need to mess with that.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 05:36 PM

D: is 206 gb

At that size, it's not likely to be a recovery partition.

i dont know how to access the D

It doesn't show in Windows Explorer?

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